Adam Jared Brody is an American actor, writer, musician, and producer. He is known for his breakthrough role as Seth Cohen on the Fox television series The O.C., which premiered in 2003. Subsequently, Brody appeared in films including Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), Thank You for Smoking (2005), In the Land of Women (2007), and Jennifer's Body (2009). In the 2010s, Brody had supporting roles in comedies like Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) and Sleeping with Other People (2015), as well as more serious films like Lovelace (2013). He appeared in a number of television series during this time, and starred in and was a producer of the television series StartUp (2016–2018). Brody has appeared in the DC superhero film Shazam! (2019) and will appear in its 2023 sequel, the thriller Ready or Not (2019), and the film Promising Young Woman (2020). He starred in the indie dramedy The Kid Detective in 2020 and will be part of the main cast of the upcoming Hulu miniseries Fleishman Is in Trouble.